My Radio setup after 60 years in the hobby

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My Radio setup after 60 years in the hobby

#1 Post by deacon » 01 Nov 2019 14:10

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#2 Post by rob » 02 Nov 2019 13:18

Well that is seriously impressive! Very nice looking shack.
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#3 Post by deacon » 03 Nov 2019 14:22

Thank you.

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#4 Post by garys » 03 Nov 2019 15:36

Nice set up!
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#5 Post by Scott » 05 Nov 2019 08:19

Looks as great as always! I've been "outshacked"! :)
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#6 Post by deacon » 05 Nov 2019 13:00

Scott,
You have not been out-shacked, you are just younger. I bet your setup is expanded by the time you hit your seventies.

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#7 Post by ScanBoston » 05 Nov 2019 13:24

I'd be curious what you listen too with so many radios? I find myself that after four or five of them are going that I hit my limit of peripheral hearing which is how I describe multiple scanner listening. Almost a subconscious listening where it's changes in the voice or inflection you tune in on.

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#8 Post by Mark SNE Moderator » 05 Nov 2019 19:52

Looks great, Chuck!
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#9 Post by deacon » 06 Nov 2019 12:27

Why so many radios:
I had many of them prior to moving to Cape Cod. I had excellent elevation at my prior home in Worcester County and was able to monitor comms from MA, CT, NH, ME, and VT.
Being retired with more time, the number of radios increased and I sold and replaced many with new radios.

I have seven base antennas mounted on my house. Four of them are tuned with preamps. Three are multiband with preamps. I use several Stridsberg Multicouplers.
Ironically, there is very little duplication. I do not pack a lot of stations into any one radio. The most radios I have on at a time is usually 6.

Here is the breakdown:
Radios 1, 2,3,4,5 are Rangecast
Radio 6 - Yarmouth, Bourne, Mashpee Harbormaster, Hyannis FD, CCCC, Sandwich, Cotuit (all 800 covent.)
Radio 7- Dedicated to Marine and MURS
Radio 8 - Conventional VHF mostly off Cape PD and FD ( I can receive Lakes Region and the 154.43 net from NH most times)
Radio 9- Conventional UHF mostly off Cape PD and FD
Radio 10 - Low Band (whats left), Military, MEMA
Radio 11- Cape PD Trunk, LTR, Feds, Backup fire
Radio 12- NXDN 178, more feds, CCNS and other stuff.
Radio 13 - FRS/GMRS, JBCC, Cape PD backup
Radio 14- Hams, Mil Air
Radio 15- Fall River, Dartmouth, Westport, some UHF fire, R.I. Electric
Radio 16- Maine Trunk, VHF Feds, Amb. services, Business VHF
Radio 17 - SP Zone 3, Falmouth PD, RISCON
Radio 18- Bristol County Trunk, Cape SP, Barnstable PD, Mass SP Convent
Radio 19 - Mil Air UHF, ATC
Radio 20- Ply/Bristol County PD's, CMED
Radio 21- Martha's Vineyard
Radio 22- Nets 134,139,171, MISC. Digital, CG Air
Radio 23- Wareham, South Coast Fire, EMS and Regional Nets
Radio 24- HF Giant Talk or whatever it is currently known as.
Radio 25- HF COTHEN
Radio 26- Halifax and Trenton Military Canada

Peace and good listening,
Chuck

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